Hufschmid Guitars Mockingdroid Reviews
My first Hufschmid was my 7 string I reviewed a few days ago. Some weeks after I received it I decided it wouldn't be my only Hufschmid!
I wanted a mockingbird for several years, so I asked Patrick if it was possible for him, and we agreed on the fact it would perfectly fit his unique design.
This time I also asked a maple top, for aesthetics purpose. Here we go!
6 string, 25.5' scale, tuned C G C F A D (11-58 gauges). One piece mastergrade quartersawn sapele neck and body (bolt-on construction), highly figured western quilt maple top with a special home-made taint. West African ebony fretboard, 24 Xjumbo frets, compound radius (12' to 16').
Planet Waves locking tuners that cut your string automatically, hipshot fixed bridge, two custom humbuckers made by Kent Armstrong and designed by Patrick himself, controlled by a volume, a tone, a 3-way switch and a killswitch (upper horn).
As all Hufschmid guitars, the body is beautifully beveled on the back, plus a armrest bevel on the top, and in my case it also includes the mockingbird's classic bevels. The result is a mockingbird revisited in Patrick's way. Words couldn't describe how much I love this gorgeous axe.
My two Hufschmid are the only guitars I'm entirely confident in terms of solidity and durability. Since the day I got it I never broke a string, never had to set anything, and it stays in tune for hours, litterraly! Reliable, is an euphemism, those axes are solid as a rock! I have played several live shows with them and natural aesthetic evolutions apart, nothing moved... My mate, first Wedingoth's guitarist, could tell you about that since I have to set his guitars after almost each show. I am extremely proud of this guitar, it was the one I needed to complete my H7, since I have them both, I don't need any other instrument anymore (but don't confuse 'need' and 'desire'! :-P). Once again, it took one month to Patrick to build this one, with pictures of the progress everyday, I have seriously never seen such communication between a builder and his customer, Pat is clearly a master!
Julien Lamarre rated this unit on 2011-06-13.
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